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cock-eyed octopus

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  1. I want us to enact the result of the first one, as we were told would happen. Then we can have another one if you like.
  2. 1) The EU is based on a false premise. In practice it's mostly for the benefit of Germany & France & sod the rest And if you haven't noticed African & other corrupt states simply lose/ignore votes & threaten physical violence. You're comparing the referendum to that? Out of your mind. 2) Recession. Economic Armageddon. Mass unemployment. Just by VOTING leave.And you are not God, you do not KNOW what will happen economically or socially whatever you might THINK. 3) If you think Soros is any kind of saint then you are mad. He was quite happy to make money out of ba
  3. "Agreed. The referendum was invalid. It was worse than those held by despots in a poor African country. There was no rule of law applied for the need of truth. No consequences for the lies, just like the bankers got away with it in 2008. A perfect and historic example of faux democracy in the face of a mirage made from false claims." ____________________________________________________________________________ If you believe that then you are so far removed from reality as to be clinically insane. And I repeat, there were at least as many lies perpetrated by the remain campa
  4. I'm beginning to think you're a bit touched. Your sense of proportion is so skewed as to be borderline insane.
  5. Absolutely. But the issue of race has divided America throughout its history (I believe they fought a war over it). But they don't, & cannot, have the idea of an American 'race' in the same way as the French (who just quietly stuff black immigrants in the banlieues). These are necessarily generalisations & do not apply to individuals. But I believe they reflect a national outlook, a belief in a country's place in the world. France & the USA both believe themselves to be eminently superior, but I believe for completely different reasons.
  6. I think with the French it's racial. The USA cannot be that; I think it's based on their institutions & belief in democracy.
  7. I know someone who's going through a divorce. It's messy & painful & they'll be financially much, much worse off - & their reasons for it look nebulous to me. But they're doing it.
  8. Perhaps that's because what they get told about wider society conflicts with their direct experience of members of that society. This can work both ways. I knew a man who was a self-confessed egomaniac & an unreconstructed racist & homophobe. However, when he became chronically ill he came into contact with many foreign medical professionals who he acknowledged to be highly intelligent (he was willfully ignorant but not stupid). It was amusing to see the internal conflict thus engendered. He also greatly admired Stephen Fry. "I can't understand why he's never married" he onc
  9. I think the plebs are 99% influenced by personal experience. That goes for everyone else as well.
  10. That's why it's not the best form of government. Democracy is bad, but all the alternatives are worse.
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